After 'sleeping' for nine days, Tramadol suspect dies
The Police in Ondo State has said a suspected kidnapper who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempt in Owo is dead following complications from a high intake of tramadol. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect had been unconscious since his arrest over the Aug. 5 incident at a chemist in…
Customs seizes N1.17 billion codeine syrup in Lagos
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday seized a truckload of codeine cough syrup (100mg) in Lagos, valued at over N1.17 billion. The Federal Government had banned the production and importation of cough syrup containing codeine a few months ago after a report alerted on its role in drug addiction epidemic. Controller in charge of Federal…
NAFDAC urges NASS to speed up amendment of laws on counterfeit drugs, substances
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has urged the National Assembly to speed-up the amendment of laws to address the dangerous trend of counterfeiting and destruction of innocent lives.
NAFDAC D-G says Tramadol has ruined lives of promising youths
“Tramadol has ruined the lives of many promising youths who should have been the future and asset of our beloved country,” Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-Generl of NAFDAC has said.
Challenges of tackling prescription medicines’ abuse, other psychoactive substances, by NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has expressed concerns about the abuse of prescription medicines and other psychoactive substances not under international control. The fundamental objective of the drug control conventions is to achieve a balance between ensuring availability for medical and scientific purposes and preventing diversion to illicit use…
NAFDAC seizes 35 containers of tramadol at ports
The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, says the agency has seized no fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country.
35 containers of tramadol seized at ports – NAFDAC
Prof Moji Adeyeye, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday. She said nine out of the…
Codeine ban, is tramadol next?
The misuse and abuse of, and overindulgence in drugs have become a common occurrence in all age groups but more prevalent in adolescents and adults. Some become addicted to certain drugs unconsciously and some consciously. To abuse a drug simply means to use a drug for non-medical purposes. For example, taking a drug only for…
Nigerian Customs seize illegal tramadol shipment
Customs officials in Nigeria on Tuesday said they had seized banned drugs, including the powerful pain killer tramadol popular with jihadists such as Boko Haram.